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Last updated May 22, 2017  11:56 EDT

This is a list of all known performances by John Medeski, Billy Martin & Chris Wood. Shows below that have a time listed or a link to a source on db.etree.org were recorded. If you have a copy of any show not included here or a show that's not marked with green in the calendar, please email Tom or fill in the details in the form below.

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In the rightmost column, click on the number links to see the etree source records, s to jump to the show description or t to find recent torrents. Shows that are downloadable from the Live Music Archive have 'LMA' links. At the present time, MMW doesn't allow their shows to be hosted on LMA, but a number of shows where they were part of another band or were a guest for a song or more, are hosted there. For a complete list, go to Solo gigs on Live Music Archive.

Ticket stubs, posters & photos from the shows that confirm the date & venue are included below -- Just click on the thumbnails in the Artist column. 204 ticket stubs, 391 posters, 21 photos added, so far... If you have any that aren't listed here, please email Tom. < mmw AT twilightsw DOT com >

Submit any missing shows, corrections or comments here:
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

January 2011 6 8 27 28 29 30
February 2011 2 3 4 5 7 8 11 18
March 2011 28 30
April 2011 1 8 9 10 14 21 22 30
May 2011 15 24 27
June 2011 3 5
August 2011 12 13
September 2011 1 11
October 2011 7 9 15
November 2011 30
December 2011 1 2 3 11

2011
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/6/2011John MedeskiRedCred, The Falcon, Marlboro, NYJohn Medeski, Ben Perowsky & Chris Speed
1/8/2011John MedeskiRedCred, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYJohn Medeski, Ben Perowsky & Chris Speed
1/27/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Blue Note, New York, NY
1/28/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Blue Note, New York, NY
1/29/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Blue Note, New York, NYJack Bruce (bass, vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar), Cindy Blackman Santana (drums) & John Medeski (keyboards, organ); Early Show: Unknown; Late Show: Vuelta Abajo, Unknown, Unknown, Beyond Games, Coming Back Home, One Word, Unknown, Allah Be Praised83:25t
1/30/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Blue Note, New York, NY
2/2/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Yoshi's, Oakland, CAJack Bruce (bass, vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar), Cindy Blackman Santana (drums) & John Medeski (keyboards, organ); Early Show: Unknown; Late Show: Vuelta Abajo, If I Told You A Thousand Times (jam), Guitar Intro / Beyond Games, Vashkar, Coming Back Home, Sunshine Of Your Love* / Jam*; * with Carlos Santana (guitar)87:31t
2/3/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
2/4/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
2/5/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
2/7/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
2/8/2011John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
2/11/2011John MedeskiEither Orchestra 25th Anniversary, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
2/18/2011John MedeskiNorthampton Center For The Arts, "A World of Piano", Northampton, MA
3/28/2011John MedeskiSo Percussion and Bobby Previte, Ecstatic Music Festival, hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY"Terminals, Part 1: Departures"; Terminal 3*, Terminal 1+, Terminal 2^, Terminal 4% > Terminal 5%$; * with Zeena Parkins (harp, electric harp); + with Jen Shyu (vox, er hu); ^ with DJ Olive (turntables, laptop); % with Bobby Previte (drums); $ with John Medeski (keys, piano); So Percussion: Adam Sliwinski, Josh Quillen, Eric Beach & Jason Treuting136:28t t
3/30/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMedeski Martin & Dunn, Lincoln Center, New York, NYJohn Zorn's MASADA Marathon26:19t t
4/1/2011John MedeskiLee Shaw Trio, Afternoon Jazz Workshop, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NYu
4/1/2011John MedeskiLee Shaw Trio, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
4/8/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PASet 1: Sand, Scorpionic, Zeed Al Maal, Kalimba; Set 2: Power Plant, Madrecita, Sidi Rabi, Berber Song, Instar130:38116968 t LMA s
4/9/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NYSet 1: Sand > Hegaz > Madrecita, Ambib, The Tingler > Berber Song; Set 2: Sidi Rabi, Zeed Al Maal (with Kalimba jam) > Mogador, Instar175:55 175:55LMA t LMA t
4/10/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYSet 1: Sand, Scorpionic, Unknown, Unknown, Kalimba jam, Zeed Al Maal; Set 2: Sidi Rabi, Unknown, Unknown, Big Light In Sky151:26t
4/14/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, The Pour House, Charleston, SCSet 1: Baby Goats, L'Aventura > Bonfa > Apology > Drum Solo, Bamboo Pants, Waltz For Quentin > Swamp Road#; Set 2: Crustaceatron, Mojet > Safak > Miss Teardrop > Worms > You Haven't Done Nothin' > Down On Me#; Encore: Heaven On Earth > Fuck You Guys; # with Quentin Baxter on washboard129:21t t t s
4/21/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Port City Music Hall, Portland, MESet 1: Sand > Hegaz, Madrecita > Softly, As Above > Berber Song; Set 2: Sidi Rabi, Power Plant > Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down119:09116970 t t s
4/22/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MAEarly Show: Sand, Bass Beat Box, Scorpionic, Bass Kalimba Jam, As Above, Berber Song Sidi Rabi; Late Show: Instar, Hegaz, Caveman, Bass Kalimba Jam, Power Plant > Ecstatic Cling, I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down211:00 211:44 211:44116971 t LMA LMA s
4/30/2011John MedeskiHigh Meadow School Benefit, High Meadow Performing Arts Center, Stone Ridge, NY
5/15/2011John MedeskiThe Tisziji Munoz Quartet, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
5/24/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, True People's Ceremony for Tohoku, Japan Disaster, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
5/27/2011John MedeskiBobby Previte & So Percussion, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, MA
6/3/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Benefit for Scotty Hard, Drom, New York, NYPartial show: Bonfa6:33t t
6/5/2011John MedeskiThe Tisziji Munoz Quartet, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
8/12/2011John MedeskiDarkwave (DRKWAV), Royal Family Affair, Stratton Mountain, Stratton, VTJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik with Eric Krasno10:25 13:34 11:27u u u
8/13/2011John MedeskiMedeski, Deitch & Skerik, The Royal Family Affair, Stratton Mountain, Bondville, VTNo Setlist Available69:11 71:47 71:47 70:16 70:16t t t t t t
9/1/2011John MedeskiThe Falcon, Marlboro, NY
9/11/2011John MedeskiSteven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, "MTO Plays Sly & The Family Stone", Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, FranceOne Set Only: Stand, M'Lady, Family Affair > Everyday People, Que Sera Sera, Skin I'm In, Time; Encore: Higher78:16 78:16t
10/7/2011John MedeskiSex Mob, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NYSteven Bernstein (slide trumpet), Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone), Kenny Wollesen (drums) & Tony Scherr (bass) with special guests Roswell Rudd (trombone) & John Medeski (keys)
10/9/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinJohn Medeski's Musical Benefit for the Secoyas of the Ecuadorian Rainforest, The Falcon, Marlboro, NYJohn Medeski (keys), Bill Evans (sax) & Billy Martin (drums) with special guests Mike Rivard (bass, sintir), Steven Bachman (digeridoo), Phillippe Pascal Garnier (crystral singing bowls) & others
10/15/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
11/30/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA
12/1/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: Introducing Mago > Miss Teardrop > Thundercloud > Bamboo Pants, Safak > Improv > Mojet > Worms* > Thumb Piano Solo > Crustaceatron+ > Improv# > [continues into Wicked Knee's set]]; * with Take the A-Train quote near end; + unfinished; # horns join the band for transition into Wicked Knee set; Mago is: John Medeski (keys) & Billy Martin (percussion)64:07117538 t t s
12/2/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, NYOne Set Only: Introducing Mago > Organ Interlude > Crustaceatron > Open Improv > Mojet, Bamboo Pants, Safak > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Worms > Thundercloud (?) > Fuck You Guys; Mago: John Medeski (keys) & Billy Martin (percussion); Triple Bill: Cavemen featuring Cyro Baptista, Mago & Wicked Knee60:03117575 t t s
12/3/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Uptown Theatre, Utica, NYCancelled due to the promoter losing his liquor license
12/11/2011John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: Scorpionic > Sand > Instar, Challaban*, Allal*, Hassan song #1+, Hassan song #2+ -> Hassan song #3+^, End Of Firpo, Zeed al Maal*, Sidi Rabi; * with Hassan Hakmoun (sintir, percussion, vocals) & Said Damir (percussion, vocals); + just Hassan, Said & Chikako; ^ also with Brahim; Club d'Elf: John Medeski (keys, piano, melodica), Brahim Fribgane (oud, percussion, vocals), Mister Rourke (turntables), Matt Kilmer (acoustic & electric percussion), Mike Rivard (basses, sintir, bass kalimba, fearless leader, humble narrator) & Dean Johnston (drums)132:23 132:23 132:01 132:01LMA t LMA t LMA LMA s

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These pages were created and are maintained by Tom Luhrs. I have no affiliation with MMW other than being a huge fan. Thanks again to MMW for allowing their music to be taped and shared by us all. Thanks also to duggy, moniker, Bill Mulvey (mmwarchives) and RLBayers for various setlist corrections. And, additional thanks go to Drew, Mike, Will, Duffy, Scott, Jamie, Robert, Pat, Derek, David, Mark, Jason and Lance for the ticket stubs & posters. The information listed here is for personal use only and may not be distributed in any manner without written permission. ©Tom Luhrs, 2007-2017